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Medicine: Childhood Obesity and Soft Drinks / Women and Alcohol #968090

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Robert Bazell) The controversy over taxing soft drinks to prevent childhood obesity featured; details given from a study finding that if drinks cost more, people will drink less and about the success of the effort to get sugary drinks out of schools; ads for and against the tax in New York shown. [EXPERT – cites weight loss and reduced risk of diabetes.] [American Beverage Assn. president Susan NEELY†- says the tax won’t work.] [2 WOMEN – react to the tax.] The findings about alcohol in the Harvard Nurses' Health Studies discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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